Philip Kitley

Philip Kitley is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and International Studies, University of Southern Queensland.

Listed in: Asian Studies · Southeast Asian Studies · Television - History and Criticism · History · Political Science · Asian History · Sociology · Media and Film Studies




The culture of television in Indonesia began with its establishment in 1962 as a public broadcasting service. From that time, through the deregulation of television broadcasting in 1990 and the establishment of commercial channels, television can be understood, Philip Kitley argues, as a part of the New Order's national culture project, designed to legitimate an idealized Indonesian national cultural identity.